Istanbul and Ephesus Tour

5 Days / 4 Nights
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$1079

Take a quick tour to Ephesus from Istanbul with this short break itinerary. Experience the grandeur of Istanbul and discover wonders of Ottoman and Byzantine architecture. Visit the Temple of Artemis, the ruins of Ephesus and the House of the Virgin Mary located on the Aladag Mountains.

Tour Highlights

Trip type : Private Tour

Trip runs : Everyday

Day 1: Arrival Istanbul

Your English-speaking driver will meet and assist you at Istanbul Airport and then escort you to your hotel. Check in to your room and enjoy the afternoon free to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 2: Full Day Istanbul Tour

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up to enjoy the exotic city that spans both Europe and Asia. Visit the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. Free time in Grand bazaar with it’s 3,500 shops to end the day and then back to your hotel and overnight in Istanbul.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Half Day Istanbul Tour

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up to visit Chora Museum and Underground Cistern. Spend some free time in the Spice Bazaar and enjoy the afternoon free in Istanbul. Return to your hotel and overnight in Istanbul. 
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 : Ephesus Tour

Leave your hotel early in the morning (06.30 a.m.) and transfer to Istanbul airport for 08.00 a.m. flight to Izmir. Arrive in Izmir Airport at 09.00 a.m.  and meet your guide to take you to Ephesus (45 minutes drive). First visit the Temple of Artemis, which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and then continue to Ephesus, which was a Roman capital and an important center of early Christianity. Lunch will be served in the garden of a local handicrafts center where you will see a demonstration of traditional carpet weaving. After lunch you will visit the House of the Virgin Mary, located on the Aladag Mountains. The Virgin Mary came to Ephesus with St. John after the death of Jesus Christ and lived there until her death. You will take a 19.20 flight back to Istanbul, arriving around 20.20 and returning to your hotel for overnight in Istanbul.
Meals: Breakfast, BBQ lunch

Day 5: Final Departure

After breakfast, transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport for final departure. End of our services
Meals: Breakfast
What's Included:
  • Meet and greet service by English speaking driver at airport.
  • All transfers by private A/C vehicle.
  • Accommodation for 4 nights in Istanbul including breakfast.
  • BBQ lunch in Ephesus.
  • Domestic flight tickets. (Istanbul - Izmir - Istanbul)
  • All sightseeing tours as mentioned above.
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary.
  • English-speaking tour guide during the tour.
  • Meals as mentioned in the above itinerary.
  • All service charges and taxes.
What's Excluded:
  • International Airfare.
  • Turkey entry visa.
  • Any optional tours.
  • Personal Spendings.
  • Tipping.
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Prices per Person
  • Ottoman Hotel Park Istanbul or similar
 DOUBLESINGLE
NOV.01 - FEB.28.2014 $ 1079 $ 1268
MAR.01 / OCT.31 2014 $ 1179 $ 1229
  • Please note that single room occupancy is applied for those coming with other and prefer single occupancy.
Prices per Person
  • Ottoman Hotel Park Istanbul or similar
 DOUBLESINGLE
NOV.01 - FEB.28.2014 $ 1079 $ 1268
MAR.01 / OCT.31 2014 $ 1179 $ 1229

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